Smart Villages webinar, 30 June 2016: 'The big chill: Off-grid cooling for water, refrigeration, spaces, and more…'

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The webinar can be viewed here

Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world: water, refrigeration for vaccines, cooling for Maasai cheese, and even spaces, whether for productive uses of energy (cold chains for fish or agricultural / dairy products) or homes and community spaces.

In this webinar, we heard from several speakers regarding the challenges and opportunities for cooling in off-grid villages. What innovative solutions have they discovered? How can keeping cool improve the lives of people throughout the developing world, particularly the hottest places? As well, what about the environmental impacts of cooling – how can we ensure keeping cool doesn’t cause further global warming?

Our webinar series is a little different: each expert spoke for less than 10 minutes and focused on their on-the-ground experience using photos to tell their story.


Mr. Philipp Denzinger, Project Manager, Green Cooling Initiative, GIZ | Presentation

Mr. Godwin Osigwe, Founder and CEO, Windair System Ltd. 

Dr Terry Thomas, Head Development Technology Unit, Engineering Dept., Warwick University | Presentation

Mr. Sam White, Director, Promethean Power Systems 

Smart Villages Partnership